Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beautiful Bella is our featured rescue horse for July-August

If any horse deserves sanctuary, it is Bella. I cannot begin to tell you what she went through the first few miserable years of her life. Because I don't know the whole story. But what I do know is as bad as it gets. Everyone who was supposed to care for her let her down: the breeder, the person who dumped her off at the shabby little salebarn, the people who bought her there, humane officers, law enforcement, and county & state officials. DoubleHP Volunteers never gave up though. And neither did Bella. A few years ago we rescued Bella's herd from starvation, at the request of law enforcement. Then officials gave the horses back to the owners. The next winter they were starving again, this time with dead horses lying around in the snow. No food. No water. No shelter. Shadow & Bella survived, and we finally got to bring them home. Forever.

If you would like to help sponsor Bella in 2014-2015, please make a financial donation and let us know it is for Bella's care. We are 501c3 as Horse Help Providers, Inc. (DoubleHP). You may send checks to DoubleHP, 25337 470 Ave, Crooks SD 57020. Paypal to or use the donate button right here on our website. Thanks!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

36th reason to be in AWE - get in sync!

that's a link to a really neat video we made on June 9. You can see Ralphie finishing up his first ride, Roman & Britt at Liberty, Roman & Lily doing synchronized Figure 8s for the first time and playing follow the leader, and Darci and Flicka doing bridleless riding complete with spins and flying lead changes.

35th reason to be in AWE - Parelli Professional Bryna Helle is coming July 23-26, 2014

We don't have all of the details yet, but Bryna is coming here in July! Bryna Helle, Parelli Professional and Two* Licensed Parelli Instructor tries to check in with us a couple of times a year. It's been tough scheduling this year we're all so busy. But she's coming July 23-26. On Thursday and Friday 9:30 to 1:30 both days, we're having a youth horsemanship workshop with Bryna. It will be great fun. But there are only 6 participant spots open, so get signed up right away. For now, just give me a call. Darci. 605 359-0961. We'll get more info. soon
We will use our sanctuary horses for the workshop, so nobody has to haul horses in. You don't even have to own a horse. And you don't even have to have horse experience. But you have to get signed up fast! only six lucky spots available.
there aren't really any age "rules" but we're kind of thinking ages 12-18, approximately.
will also be time for individual or group lessons on Wednesday afternoon/evening (the 23rd), Thursday & Friday afternoons, and Saturday a.m. & early afternoon. Our place or yours!
The youth workshop is a fundraiser that Bryna is doing for DoubleHP (501c3 as Horse Help Providers, Inc.) The cost is $180 total. half goes to Bryna Helle Parelli Professional (travel expenses, etc). Half goes to the Horses of DoubleHP (hay, grain, hoof trims, stall bedding, etc). Bryna is from the Twin Cities area.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Roman is our featured rescue horse for June

To help sponsor Roman, send donation checks to DoubleHP, 25337 470 Ave, Crooks SD 57020. paypal to or use the donate button on our website Roman was rescued from the slaughter sale when he was a 2 year old. Can you imagine this beautiful boy being thrown in the trash like that! Or any horse for that matter. But Roman really is beautiful. A pretty unique guy. DoubleHP is 501c3 as Horse Help Providers, Inc. We have helped to rehome hundreds of horses and during the past 12 years we have rescued many from starvation and slaughter.
Volunteer Britt has been developing Roman's horsemanship skills. What do you think!

gotta lotta catching up to do I know sorry

Sorry but we've had 3 family members in ER and one still in hospital. Will get caught up here eventually.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jan and Shadow, together enjoying one of our first beautiful days of the year!

Shadow is helping Jan through Parelli Level One.
They are a really fun team, and I am lucky to know them both.
Thank you, Jan, for helping to sponsor Shadow and for seeing all the good there is in him.